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iMovie ’08 – News you can use

Monday, August 20th, 2007

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If you are planning to upgrade to iLife ’08, you will be getting a copy of iMovie ’08. There has been quite an uproar over the features that Apple removed since iMovie HD 6. iMovie ’08 was re-written from the ground up – and it shows. The most obvious change is the interface has been significantly changed. The new iMovie is more of a side-grade rather than an upgrade.

There is a helpful article at First Look: iMovie ’08

Important note: iMovie HD 6 does not get removed. Also, Apple made iMovie HD 6 free to the public.

MacBook Pro update f’s up WOW!

Monday, August 13th, 2007

 idisk utilityMacBook Pro Software Update 1.1 (#3): Causes World of Warcraft issues; fixes In addition to potential issues with VMWare Fusion, users are reporting problems with World of Warcraft after installing MacBook Pro Software Update 1.1, including sluggish performance, graphics stuttering and more.

Want details? Look here…

Burning Crusade Expansion requirements

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Mac System Requirements
OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or newer required


933MHz G4/G5 processor,
1.8GHz G5/Intel or better recommended


512MB RAM,
1GB DDR RAM is recommended


NVIDIA or ATI graphics processor with 32MB VRAM,
64MB VRAM recommended

Controls: A keyboard and mouse are required.
Input devices other than a mouse and keyboard are not supported

All Platforms
Connectivity:You must have an active broadband internet connection to play.
Mouse: Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended.
Note: System Requirements are subject to change.

How’s your web browsing?

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Firefox 2

Contrary to what you may think, I do look for opportunities to share something more with my fellow Mac enthusiasts. As evidence of this, I discovered that release 2 of FireFox 2 is out for Mac folks. It has two features you’ll like: 1. it’s very fast 2. it looks very stable.

Sure it sounds like crazy talk, but i’ve been playing with it, and it imported my latest batch of Safari bookmarks very gracefully and everything I’ve tried (next to nothing) has run smoothly. Just go get it and tell us what you think.


I confess: I’m not a HW weenie

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

I was looking for loot to share with you on the WOW message boards when I came across this rave about the 24″ 2.16GHz iMac.

As i started to read it, various posters got more and more into the nitty-gritty of memory use, Roseta emulation, and processing times. I found myself yawning. sorry. I realize that this site is currently the only source for Mac WOW news, and I’m trying to get you relevant info so you don’t have to spend your day trolling through boring stuff.

If you have requests or suggestions, leave a comment and I’ll do the leg work.

Apple releases 2 new Mac Pro firmware updates

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006


Apple releases 2 new Mac Pro firmware updates: “

Posted by Dr. Macenstein

Apple today released two new firmware updates for its Mac Pro line of computers.

The first, entitled ‘Mac Pro (mid 2006) EFI Firmware Update 1.0’ fixes several Boot Camp and start up issues on Mac Pro computers.

The second firmware update, entitled ‘Mac Pro SMC Firmware Update’ adjusts fan behavior in the Mac Pro.

Two firmware updates in one day? We don’t know whether to be happy Apple is working so hard to discover and fix these issues, or worried that there are so many issues to begin with (especially since the Mac Pro we ordered for the lab here is expected to arrive any day now. Will it be a $3600 lemon? We certainly hope not.)

(Via Macenstein.)

If you Digg – Digg this. Dual Quad-Core’s in a Mac Pro

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Want to play WOW faster? Try this…(oh yeah, bring your checkbook)

The Apple News That Got Buried: “Apple’s Showtime event was all well and good, but the big news today was on They found that the two dual-core CPUs in the Mac Pro were not only removable, but that they were able to insert two quad-core Clovertown CPUs. OS X recognized all eight cores and it worked fine!”

(Via digg / Apple.)

Poor MacBook…Hey wait a minute!

Friday, September 8th, 2006

What starts off sounding sad…quickly degenerates into a possible scam. There’s some nice detective work, but the thing is: why destroy a Mac to get a new Mac? It’s just not right. If this is true, this boy should be hanged.

What do you think?

MacBook Joins the Club of Igniting Laptops: “

macbook-fire.jpgReader Eric has a little problem with his MacBook. The bottom left corner of the screen managed to somehow catch on fire, in turn toasting the entire left side of his notebook. Oddly enough, it doesn’t seem that this problem was caused by an overheating battery. Eric said the employees at the Apple Store were shocked and told him to contact AppleCare, which was closed at the time.

What the hell is going on with all of these laptops? It must be a sign of the times that I am now nervous when using my own laptop. Apple will surely replace his laptop, but I am still concerned about what caused this incident. Time for another recall methinks. Thanks, Eric.

Update: So there is a pretty big twist in this story that has been unveiled thanks to our commenters and the commenters on the Digg about this post. Apparently our boy Eric, aka Vanquish 2005, posted this over on Digg a couple weeks ago.

by Vanquish2005 on 8/26/06
– 55 diggs
‘yeah i hate my macbook. I am trying to get Apple to let me upgrade to MacBook Pro. Dose anyone have any ideas on how to convince them?’

Uh oh, starting to sound a litte fishy!

Now his story was sounding pretty legit until he mentioned in the Gizmodo comments below that it caught on fire again! How the hell does that happen? Then to stir up the pot even more, over on Digg he said:

…yes i was i was useing it when it happened and it got my hand on fire.

Pardon my French, but what the fuck!

If you want some more fun stuff, our buddy Vanquish has a blog where he is chronicling these events and whatnot. After being completely ridiculed on Digg he deleted the blog, but luckily the folks at Depicked worked their magic to save the cache and rehost it here.

The last little tidbit of info that leads me to believe this is a scam: last night when Vanquish was IM’ing me about the laptop and sending me pics he insisted I waited until this morning to post about it (I was planning on posting it late last night), to get the most exposure. What’s the deal, buddy? You trying to scam our beloved Apple out of a laptop?

(Via Gizmodo.)

MacBook randomly shutting down? Try scotch tape?

Friday, September 8th, 2006


Take this with a grain of salt my Mac friends, but some guy in Germany (an IT engineer) claims that a heat sensor in the MacBook lacks some needed insulation and therefore shuts the computer down when it gets too hot.

There’s a web site for people who own MacBooks with this problem.

It’s claimed that if you open the case (and void your warranty), you can wrap this wire with a bit of tape and the random shutdowns end. While I’m sure that this sounds very appealing, Apple has acknowledged that they have an issue and wants you to contact AppleCare.

If you can’t wait, and this is in-fact a heat related issue Targus makes a little USB powered fan that goes under your notebook. I use it and it’s great for keeping you and your lap cool.

This doesn’t mean I sold out…

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

.mac account cheaperActually I sold out a long time ago. But that’s besides the point. Amazon let me setup a store full of cool WOW/Mac stuff and some of it is discounted pretty good.

This seemed like a great way to say thanks to all our visitors and help pay the rent. You don’t have to buy anything, just check it out 🙂

I’d love to know what you think 🙂

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